Legendary Songstress Natalie Cole Has Past Away At The Age Of 65
|The "Unforgettable"Singer Natalie Cole Will Truly Be Missed|
“It is with heavy hearts that we bring to you all the news of our Mother and sister’s passing.
Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived … with dignity, strength and honor,” Cole’s sisters, Timolin Cole and Casey Cole, and her son, Robert Yancy, said in a statement .
|Natalie And Her Father Nat King Cole|
The daughter of Nat King Cole and Maria Hawkins Cole, Natalie Cole made her singing debut at the age of 6, when she recorded a Christmas song with her father.
Over the years, Cole also did some dramatic acting, appearing in guest roles on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
In 2000, she appeared as herself in the TV biopic Livin’ for Love: The Natalie Cole Story, which chronicled her struggle to overcome drug addiction.
Natalie Nicole was a major role model, and legend when it came to music.
After the news of Cole’s death broke online, fans tweeted their condolences and tributes to the late singer, including Rev. Jesse Jackson.
#NatalieCole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace. #Inseperable pic.twitter.com/zn7DArSMcG— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) January 1, 2016
In May 1975, she rocketed to the top of the charts with her debut album Inseparable, which featured the breakout single “This Will Be” and earned Cole two Grammy awards, including Best New Artist. Cole went on to release more than 20 albums over the course of her career, including four platinum records.
Her top-selling album was the 1991 record Unforgettable… with Love, in which Cole paid tribute to her father’s biggest hits. Unforgettable won six Grammys, including Album of the Year.